The coronavirus continues to be tracked in the Hamilton community.The coronavirus continues to be tracked in the Hamilton community.

Last updated on Tuesday, June 6 at 3 p.m. Please note: While we endeavour to ensure that all the information below is correct, some of it may have changed since it was first published. Please email Laura Lennie

How many cases of coronavirus are there in Hamilton*?

There have been 75,983 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in Hamilton as of Tuesday, June 6, which is 74 more than last reported on Tuesday, May 30.

*As of Dec. 31, 2021, PCR tests for COVID-19 are only available for high-risk individuals and individuals who work in high-risk settings who are showing symptoms of COVID-19. Therefore, the number of cases reported by Hamilton Public Health will not accurately reflect the number of active cases within Hamilton. According the Ministry of Health individuals with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 are presumed positive and they should follow isolation and/or self-monitoring guidelines.

“Our COVID-19 case numbers are very much underestimated,” Hamilton’s medical officer of health, Dr. Elizabeth Richardson, said at a city briefing on Jan. 4, 2022. “With the rapid spread of Omicron and a reduced access to testing, we are, of course, just reporting on the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the number of cases that are here in Hamilton.”

How many people have died from COVID-19?

There have been 695 deaths related to COVID.

Where are the active outbreaks in the community**?

There are currently three outbreaks.

An outbreak was declared at Hamilton Health Sciences – St. Peter’s Hospital – 2 West June 1. Ten patients have tested positive.

An outbreak was declared at Alexander Place Long Term Care May 31. Eight residents and one other have tested positive.

An outbreak was declared at St. Joseph’s Villa long-term care home in Dundas May 18. Thirty-three residents and nine others have tested positive.

**As of Dec. 23, 2021 the City of Hamilton has stopped declaring and reporting on outbreaks outside of high-risk settings (hospitals, and complex continuing care facilities or acute care facilities; congregate settings [long-term care homes, retirement homes, shelters, supportive housing, correctional institution]; childcare centres and schools). This number only reflects the number of outbreaks reported by Hamilton Public Health.

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With files from the Hamilton Spectator

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